FASTRACK S.T.E.M.S.E.L. meets Gagne

It was an exciting opportunity to meet Professor Françoys Gagné – best known internationally for his Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) talent development model.  BCE uses DMGT Model.  Professor Gagné, who spoke about Identifying gifts and nurturing the talents, was the key speaker at the recent State Conference organised by the Queensland Association of Gifted and Talented Children (QAGTC).  It was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre last March 16-17.  The 2-day intensive workshop was attended to by several schools; some of which were selected for poster sessions to present and share their school’s gifted and talented services. 

Chisholm's FASTRACK program was presented by G & T program leader, Nelia Manansala promoting the S.T.E.M.S.E.L. Academy as an in-school enrichment program which caters to the diverse needs of the high potential learners in the College.  On display were some of the coded microcontroller projects of the students, evidence of P-21 thinking skills and global citizenship and other successful milestones.  It was indeed a great networking day amongst teachers, complemented by the insightful Professor Françoys Gagné,  who are advocates in the creation of a positive and supportive learning environment for gifted and talented children.​